Company will Share Sneak Peek at Safety and Efficacy Results from In Progress Clinical Trial
New York (PRWEB) February 16, 2009 -- Dr. Gail Naughton, CEO of Histogen, Inc., a regenerative medicine company developing solutions based on the products of newborn fibroblasts grown under embryonic conditions, will address attendees tomorrow at the 4th Annual Stem Cell Summit in New York. Dr. Naughton will be presenting preliminary mid-trial results from Histogen's first human clinical evaluation of ReGenicaTM for hair regrowth.
The primary objective of this double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized study is to evaluate safety in the clinical application of the ReGenica product for hair regrowth. Histogen is also examining product efficacy as a secondary objective, specifically looking at the same end-points the Company has seen in the animal model - new hair growth, and the thickness of new and existing hair. The study is in progress, but the Company has reviewed data from the scheduled 12 week time point and is pleased with the results to date.
"Histogen's clinical trial was designed to assess the safety of its product over a five month period," commented Dr. Craig Ziering, principal investigator of the study and founder of Ziering Medical. "In addition to seeing no adverse reactions, we were delighted to see more hair, thicker hair shafts, and what appears to be the growth of completely new hair follicles in the areas that received the ReGenica treatment."
ReGenica is a proprietary liquid formula created by the culturing of newborn fibroblasts in an embryonic-like environment, and then harvesting the naturally secreted embryonic wnt proteins, growth factors, and other synergistic bioproducts that are produced. It is the first naturally stabilized and bioactive formulation of wnt proteins and natural cofactors, which are thought to act in the formation of
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